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Post Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 11:29 am 
 

I've come across a box of wizard spell cards (1st - 9th level) contained in a box labelled "the official dungeon master decks".  It seems to be a TSR product with copyright 1993.  Yhe only number on the box is XXXXXXX9403.  From what I've found out it seems the author was Steve Winter and the publisher was WOTC

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Post Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 11:39 am 
 

Nope, never heard of it.

  

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Post Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 11:46 am 
 

gkramer wrote:I've come across a box of wizard spell cards (1st - 9th level) contained in a box labelled "the official dungeon master decks". It seems to be a TSR product with copyright 1993. Yhe only number on the box is XXXXXXX9403. From what I've found out it seems the author was Steve Winter and the publisher was WOTC

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9403 is the western countries trial map number, you probably have the wizard spell cards, check the number again!


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Post Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 11:55 am 
 

there is no mistake on the number


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Post Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 12:13 pm 
 

gkramer wrote:I've come across a box of wizard spell cards (1st - 9th level) contained in a box labelled "the official dungeon master decks". It seems to be a TSR product with copyright 1993. Yhe only number on the box is XXXXXXX9403. From what I've found out it seems the author was Steve Winter and the publisher was WOTC

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Advanced Dungeons and Dragons: The Official Dungeon Master Decks : Deck of Wizard Spells (Cards)
ISBN :  1560763647

Not sure what that other # is though, but what you have is likely the above item.

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Post Posted: Sat May 21, 2005 1:34 pm 
 

XXXXXXX9403 does not refer to the product number, it refers to the "component" number. The product number is the first 4 digits.

For instance, the Ravenloft Realm of Terror box set is product number 1053. The rulebook is 1053XXX1901 and the clear map overlay is 1053XXX0705 - each component has a number.

I think XXXXXXX9403 refers to the brown treasure chest looking box itself. I have one in front of me that contains the magical items, however, there is no indication on the outside of the box what cards are in it. The product number is 9423XXX9403. Notice the 9403 matches, but the product number matches the Deck of Magical items.

I suspect that this is the box from the Wizards Spell cards - only they didn't put a product number on the box component - only the component number. Thus XXXXXXX9403. Different prints of this box were likely used for different decks and subsequent ones had the appropriate product number (I believe the Wizard Spell cards were released first? )


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Post Posted: Sun May 22, 2005 4:04 am 
 

Paul is correct.

I've never seen a version of the 9356 Wizard Spell Cards that contained a XXX9403 storage box. They all had this plastic storage container inside instead. My copy of Deck of Magical Items also has a storage box labelled 9423XXX9403. It's very unusual that the product code is missing on gkramer's storage box. I guess it's from a different printing of the Wizard Spell Cards.


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Post Posted: Sun May 22, 2005 5:50 am 
 

There is always the possibility that someone "swapped" out the cards and put the Wizard spell cards in the box even though they didn't originally come that way.


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Post Posted: Mon May 23, 2005 4:18 am 
 

beyondthebreach wrote:There is always the possibility that someone "swapped" out the cards and put the Wizard spell cards in the box even though they didn't originally come that way.

True, but that doesn't explain the XXXXXXX9403 number.


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 2:42 pm 
 

There were two Deck of Wizard Spells. One is refered to as the large box (9356 Deck of Wizard Spells (large box)CR1 1992 1-56076-364-7 AD&D 2nd Ed) and the other is the small box ( TSR 9403, which is the same as the trail map) Through out a lot of tsr numbers there are several instances of doubling up.

  
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